Higher Degree Research Seminar Symposium

The Fenner School is taking full advantage of the fantastic seminars that our HDR scholars provide for us, by holding an inaugural HDR Seminar Day. The day of presentations is great opportunity to get the School community together, and learn about the great work our HDR scholars are doing. All Academics and students studying with Fenner are invited along.


09.15 – 09.20 Welcome by Fenner School Director – Saul Cunningham 

09.20 – 09.50 Belinda Wilson (MTR) 
Reintroduction biology of the Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) 

09.50 – 10.20 Kate Harriden (TPR) 
Is there a role for storm water channels in a water sensitive world? 

10.20 – 10.35 Catherine Ross (3MT) 
Bringing Back the Bettong 

10.35 – 11.00 Morning Tea 

11.00 – 11.30 Nadir Loonat (MTR) 
Towards improved spatial runoff estimates by merging hydrological models and observations 

11.30 – 12.00 Takuya Iwanaga (MTR) 
Towards reproducible integrated environmental modelling: Supporting holistic decision-making with best practices 

12.00 – 12.15 Marwan El Hassan 

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch 

13.00 – 13.30 Yan Zhang (MTR) 
Occupant behaviour and its impact on energy consumption of urban residential buildings 

13.30 – 14.00 Juliana Lazzari (Final) 
The effects of fire and proximity of source reptile and mammal populations in fragmented landscapes – a study conducted in semi-arid mallee habitats of South Australia 

14.00 – 14.15 Richard Beggs 
Stretching Exercise 

14.15 – 14.45 Tim Andrewaratha (TPR) 
Outfoxing the Fox: Developing novel tactics to reduce the impact of the red 

14.45 – 15.15 Afternoon tea 

15.15 – 15.30 Martin Westgate (Research Project) 
Title to be advised 

15.30 – 16.00 Steve Dovers 
Reflections on reaching seventy: what could possibly go wrong with a PhD!? 

16.00 – Happy Hour